Business rates - annual notification

MoneyRates are a tax on the occupation of non-domestic properties.  

The Scottish Government sets the rate poundage annually and Stirling Council collects the rates for the Government. The Government then distributes the money collected, to Councils, in the form of grant, to help pay for Council Services.

From 1st April 2017 the rate poundage is 46.6p. Properties with rateable values over £51,000 are charged a supplement of 2.6p for every £ of rateable value.

Rates are charged on over 4,900 non-domestic properties within the Stirling Council area, according to their rateable values as shown in the Valuation Roll, except where exemptions apply.  The Valuation Roll is produced and maintained by the Assessor for Central Scotland and he deals with all valuation enquiries.  

If you have a question about the valuation of your property you can contact

The Assessor at
Hillside House,
FK7 9JQ,

Telephone 01786 892200,

e-mail the Assessor or visit the Assessor for Central Scotland website


Hospitality Transitional Relief Scheme


All properties liable for Business Rates have been revalued from 01 April 2017. To help with the additional cost to businesses, the Scottish Government have introduced a one year transitional relief scheme for properties in the hospitality industry.

The transitional relief scheme is for one year only (2017-18) and the amount of relief awarded, if applicable, will restrict any increase to12.5% in real terms.  Eligible properties could be as follows:

Bed and Breakfast accommodation

Camping Site

Caravan (as a non-domestic subject)

Caravan Site

Chalet and Holiday Huts

Guest house, hotel and hostels

Public House


Renewable Energy Generation from water only (including waves and tides but excluding production from pumped storage of water) and having a installed capacity of up to 1 megawatt

Self-Catering holiday accommodation

Time Share accommodation

If a property is vacant, you cannot claim transitional relief.

An application form will be issued shortly to allow you to apply for this relief, if you are eligible.


To make a payment or enquire about charges contact the Rates Team. Tel: 01786 233175 or E-mail us